Coronavirus rules crucial for schools reopening and economic recovery – Merkel

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a media statement after a video conference of EU leaders on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, April 23, 2020. Michel Kappeler/Pool via REUTERS

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Angela Merkel urged Germans to follow the rules in place with the aim of controlling the coronavirus. Merkel said that these rules, such as wearing masks, are crucial to ensure schools remain open and that the country’s economy continues its recovery following the lockdown.

The rise in cases in the last couple of weeks, experienced by Germany, like in other countries across Europe, has caused alarm among some doctors and politicians, and Merkel made clear that now was not the time to let up.

According to reports, the German Health Minister expressed his advise to his fellow parliamentarians that the next carnival season, which in Germany, starts on November 11 and end in mid-February, should be cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic.

The number of confirmed cases in the country increased by 1,510 to 226,914, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday.

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